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Welcome all

** For those who attended a ladies classic brooch, which looks like it could be quite valuable was found at the Cross during the event. Could anyone who this belongs to please get in touch and we’ll return it to them? Thanks **

Well the 5th Classic Car Day went of with a bang with 114 cars polished and ready to go scattered along the High Street, the Vennel, the Sheriff Cout car park, and at the Cross in gloriously sunny weather, causing some congestion in the town centre all afternoon.

The High Street was mobbed all day!

The High Street was mobbed all day!

Morning registration at the Park Bistro saw so many cars from all over Scotland arrive that they had to park up on both sides of the canal.  The traditional road run round the hills and to the Kelpies in Falkirk saw a number of the road run participants get lost en route and the car parking at the horses heads wasn’t ideal but that resulted in folk getting back to Linlithgow earlier than usual to start the show….the more the merrier.

Transam and friends at the Bistro for registration

Transam and friends at the Bistro for registration

The show as always was supported by Radio Grapevine with their music and commentary and the event was officially opened by Tom Kerr the Provost of West Lothian Council, to whom we pass our grateful thanks.  The day really got going as the sun beat down and the cafes and shops had major queues for drinks and ice cream…running out in a number of instances!

E-Type sparkling in the sun at the Cross

E-Type sparkling in the sun at the Cross

The prize for Best Car in the Show sponsored by local businessman Robert Callander Optician, and selected by the drivers and then presented by Provost Tom Kerr went to Thomas Ritchie’s spectacular 1926 Austin 20.

Thomas Ritchie receiving the 1st prize

Thomas Ritchie receiving the 1st prize

Ist prize to the Austin 12

Ist prize to the Austin 20

2nd prize went to local group member David Taylor’s 1954 Sunbeam Talbot drophead.

David Taylor receives the 2nd prize

David Taylor receives the 2nd prize

2nd prize to the Sunbeam Talbot

2nd prize to the Sunbeam Talbot

…and last but not least 3rd prize went to Dick McNicoll’s Ford Pilot.  Well done all the guys.

Dick McNicoll receives the 3rd prize

Dick McNicoll receives the 3rd prize

3rd prize to the Ford Pilot

3rd prize to the Ford Pilot

The Best Car of the Show 1st prize was made by local group member Ross McIntosh in the shape of a Bugatti 35 carved out of a block of wood, and which was sponsored and jointly presented by local optician Robert Callander (seen below receiving it from Ross in the shop ready for display in the window in advance of the show).

Sponsor Robert Callander optician receives the 1st prize from Ross McIntosh ready to display

Sponsor Robert Callander optician receives the 1st prize from Ross McIntosh ready to display

Download a copy of the poster from the day here – Linlithgow Classic Car Day Poster-2014

We also annually have an old classic car cake made by local business Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes (http://www.trulydesignercakes.co.uk/), which is presented by the car group to Councillor Tom Conn of West Lothian Council on behalf of St Michael’s day care centre as a donation. The picture below (courtesy of Michael Gillen of Linlithgow Gazette) shows this year’s cake presentation, with the big Bentley cake from 2 years ago on the shelf behind.

Presentation of the car cake - 2014

Presentation of the car cake – 2014

As ever thanks to everyone involved – the marshals, officials, dignitaries, the general public, and of course of most importance the drivers and show entrants, without which of course we wouldn’t have a show at all!

We’re very much looking forward to giving you a warm welcome again next year on the 30th August 2015!

Show Sponsors

Also huge thanks goes to all of our sponsors this year, without which the show wouldn’t happen, and who we hope you’ll all support:

VisitWestLothian (www.visitwestlothian.co.uk)

Historic Scotland (www.historic-scotland.gov.uk)

Robert Callander Optician (www.callanderopt.co.uk)

Barclay & Co (barclay@barclayandco.co.uk)

Platform 3 (www.platform3.co.uk)

Greensteam Scotland  (http://greensteamscotland.com/)

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Keddie Consulting Ltd (www.keddieconsulting.com)

 

Gourmet Catering Services (www.gcscatering.co.uk)

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